So everyone else is making their spring recommendations, but Australia is heading into Autumn not Spring so I decided to make one that pertains to my season. That means we’re doing an autumn/winter post. I feel like there is a strong crossover between Autumn/Winter books, probably because Autumn always feels so short in Australia which … More AUTUMN READS FOR SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TEENS
Summary: my rating: 5 stars published by: Plume genres: classic, literary fiction diversity: black mc, majority black side cast where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Sula, the second book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison tells the story of Medallion and Bottom, Sula and Nel. Sula, the main character, grew up in the black town known as Bottom, ironically situated … More Sula by Toni Morrison
Summary: my rating: 5 stars published by: Walker Books genres: young adult, contemporary diversity: black mc, majority black side cast, chinese/american side character where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr … More A 2017 MUST READ! – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Review
Summary: my rating: 4 stars published by: Simon Pulse genres: dystopian, speculative future, young adult diversity: Han main character, side Philippine character, side Indian character, side Chinese bisexual character, side f/f relationship where to purchase: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads Synopsis: Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits that … More DIVERSE BOOK REVIEW: WANT by Cindy Pon – A scarily accurate future, with incredible diversity and setting.
So Trope Thursday is a new weekly blog post I’ve decided to start doing! The idea is that I generate a random trope from tvtrope, then recommend a set of books featuring that trope. I decided to generate them randomly because I thought that would make it more exciting, but if anyone has tropes they’d … More Tropes Thursday: Intergenerational Friendship
Quick Facts: my rating: 4 stars published by: Simon Pulse genres: sci-fi, lgbt+, young adult, contemorary diverse: yes Synopsis: Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town—and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and … More DIVERSE BOOK REVIEW: At The Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . This weeks topic is the best books I’ve read in 2017 – I’ve read 50 books so far this year so I have a few to choose from. Making this list was incredibly difficult because I’ve really loved so many books this year and … More Best Books I’ve Read In 2017 (So Far)